Laying on the grass my heart it flares like fire
The way you slap my face just fills me with desire
You play hard to get
'Cause you're teacher's pet
But when the boats have gone
We'll take a tumble excuse for a fumble
Shocked me too the things we used to do on grass
If you fancy we can buy an ice-cream cone
Your mate has gone
She didn't want to be alone
I will pounce on you
Just us and the cuckoos
You are helpless now
Over and over we flatten the clover
Shocked me too the things we used to do on grass
It would shock you too the things we used to do on grass
Grass, grass.
Things we did on grass


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    And in any case this song deserves mention for two of the best instrumental transitions on any album in history. Cauldron -> Grass= brilliant. Ballet for a Rainy Day -> 1000 Umbrellas = perfection.

    gravitonon September 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
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    i think he means the lazy summer he and his girlfriend share both on grass and, you know, on grass.

    I guess they're sat in the park, quietly happy and high.

    Gay Christmas Treeon January 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Actually, on second thoughts, they're just high and boning.

    Gay Christmas Treeon January 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    young love sigh

    shellywebsteron April 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    things we did on grass... does he mean literally laying in the grass or on grass as in high on mary jane??

    Peterinaon June 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Agreed, it's another of Andy's deliberate puns. Both meanings are correct. I'm looking forward to his next round of falling in love, cause that's when the best songs come out. This one was seems to have been a nostalgia based romp, perhaps a slight nod to van morrisons' "brown-eyed girl"; makin' love in the green grass.

    boombudon March 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    its not by andy you troll its a moulding song and yes i agree with the pot smoking interpretation and lots of sex apparently dang these guys were crazy

    jkisauon October 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    With XTC if there is a possible double meaning you can pretty much count on both being intentional and completely true. They're clever that way.

    gravitonon September 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation

    It's both a "come onto me" song and a dope smoking song.

    Dirk Diggler_44on June 20, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General Comment

    On the last lyrics, One might imagine they're like "Those things I did were so far removed from who I am now, I might as well have been high on marijuana compared to who I am now."

    101Voltson June 09, 2013   Link

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